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Question: Extra period?

 christina85 - Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:52 am

About 2 1/2 weeks ago i started my normal period, the past 4 months or so they have been lighter than normal, this past period happened at its usual time of the month, it stopped after about 6 days then 4 days later or so i started bleeding again, and have been bleeding for a week, its not very heavy, but like a normal period, this hasnt happened before and i'm not sure what i should do.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:55 pm

User avatar Hello,
Having an extra period or even missing one is considered normal for most women at times. Hormones fluctuate and are not constant unless you take a birth control pill which can regulate the hormones quite a bit. Even then though, people do occasionally have irregular bleeding. Without artificial hormones it is considered very normal to have irregular periods and a very predictable period is the exception rather than the rule.

I would not worry. If it continues and you have excessive bleeding every month for several months you should see your doctor because anemia can happen from blood loss and you should try to get it regulated, perhaps with medication.

Good luck.

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